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  • What do you want?

    Posted on January 11th, 2021 at 00:50 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    What do you want?

    Nice to meet you, how do you do?

    Thank you. To the over 4,000 AskWoody newsletter readers who answered our first-ever survey, thank you for taking the time to let us know what you want and don’t want. We were surprised and enormously grateful for the tremendous response.

    The survey is now closed, giving me the opportunity to share some of the results with you.

    Your use of Microsoft operating systems is in line with what the larger Microsoft ecosystem is using. In the larger Microsoft population, nearly 90% are using Windows 10. So, too, are AskWoody readers (91 percent are using Windows 10). The AskWoody readership represents a slightly greater number of users of Windows 7 (12.9 percent) versus the larger population (8.5 percent). Windows 8/8.1 users are in the distinct minority with approximately 3 percent in both the larger Microsoft user base and the AskWoody readership.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.1.0 (2021-01-11).

  • Time to adapt while acknowledging the past

    Posted on January 11th, 2021 at 00:40 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    Time to adapt while acknowledging the past

    By Will Fastie, Editor

    I’m excited. I’m flattered. I’m honored.

    I have been a subscriber to this newsletter since the beginning, 18 years ago. Last fall I contributed a few articles, then was flattered to be considered for this post. I was honored when I was chosen and am excited to get going. This newsletter has always been a great resource and both Susan and I are committed to making it even better.

    As a long-time subscriber, I deeply understand the importance of continuity. I surely would not
    have read the newsletter for so long without its steady pace and dependable content. That is a past we must acknowledge; the incredible response to our survey makes that plain. Every minute of our planning has respected our loyal audience. You will not be abandoned.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.1.0 (2021-01-11).

  • Signing off from AskWoody

    Posted on December 27th, 2020 at 21:10 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    By TB Capen

    The smartest call you can make in business is knowing when it’s time to leave.

    After some thirty years in tech journalism, it’s time I put the cap on the old digital inkwell. To wit, this is my last issue as editor of the AskWoody newsletter.

    It’s been a fun and interesting ride. Back in 2010, Brian Livingston convinced me and Riley the cattle dog to move 1,000 miles up the West Coast and become the editor of Windows Secrets. I retired from the newsletter seven years later during the Penton years.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.51.0 (2020-12-28).